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[[folder: Monte Cristo]]

!!'''The Count of Monte Cristo [[spoiler: aka Edmond Dantes]]'''
->Voiced by: Creator/JojiNakata (JP), Creator/JamiesonPrice (EN)

* AffablyEvil
* AGlassOfChianti
* {{Badass}}
* BadassBaritone: Particularly in the English dub.
* BadassCape
* BecomingTheMask: In the beginning The Count only pretends to like Albert when in reality he only views him as a tool for his revenge. [[spoiler: However, as time goes on, he finds himself developing real feelings for Albert which cause him lots of angst and heartbreak, but ultimately save him in the end.]]
* BeardOfEvil: Dantes was clean-shaven, while the Count has a beard
* BrokenAce
* ByronicHero: A villainous example.
* CapeSwish
* TheChessmaster: He planned nearly '''everything'''.
* ConsummateLiar
* DarkerAndEdgier: While the Count from the original novel was at least a little heroic, here's he's undoubtedly a VillainProtagonist, and is much more devious and ruthless with some of his tactics. That probably has a lot to do with the [[spoiler: DealWithTheDevil]] this adaptation brings along.
* [[spoiler: BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil]]
* [[spoiler: DealWithTheDevil: As it turns out, he (perhaps inadvertently) made a deal with a demon of sorts called "Gankutsuou" (known as ''The Ruler of the Cave'' in the American version). While Edmond [[ICannotSelfTerminate begged for someone to kill him]], Gankutsuou heard his cries and recognized the future Count's potential and instead, granted him the strength and means to gain revenge - as long as Edmond allowed the cold-blooded demon to possess him. Because of Gankutsuou, he is afflicted with an odd condition which causes his body to be crystalline, revealing his bones and internal organs, and giving him blue skin, as well.]]
* DeathGlare: He pulls off a few; particularly noticeable during his last meeting with Danglars.
* DevilInPlainSight: As well as ObviouslyEvil.
* DualityMotif: He has a red eye and a green eye. This symbolizes not only his moral ambiguity and inner conflicts, but also the fact that he is [[spoiler: [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot part-human, part-monster, part-alive, part-undead and part-earthling, part-alien]] through his symbiosis with Gankutsuou]]. The duality symbolism is also present in some representations of his crest, a stylized heart divided into two clear compartments with different colours to represent [[spoiler:his remaining human feelings and the fact that he is gradually turning into a cold-hearted monster]].
* EccentricMillionaire
* [[spoiler: EldritchAbomination: Probably what Gankutsuou is.]]
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: Dantes was a soldier, the Count is supernaturally powered.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim
* EvilCounterpart: To Albert.
* EvilIsDeathlyCold: His first handshake to Albert feels cold.
* FacialMarkings: The "eyes" on the Count's forehead are a manifestation of his power, and are only visible when he's using it.
** These facial (later full body) markings are a {{Homage}} to Alfred Bester's ''TheStarsMyDestination'' (aka ''Tiger! Tiger!''), one main source of inspiration for the writer.
* FangsAreEvil
* [[spoiler: FalseFriend: To Albert, but with some BecomingTheMask.]]
* FateWorseThanDeath: What he believes [[spoiler: to have received after being wrongfully imprisoned. Also, what he wants to do to those that wronged him.]]
* [[spoiler: GoMadFromTheIsolation]]
* GoodHairEvilHair: Not only his goatee, but his long, curly, dark hair can be unsettling, as well as a stark contrast to everyone else's.
* [[spoiler: TheHeartless: He might be this.]]
* HeWhoFightsMonsters
* LargeHam
* [[spoiler: LoveRedeems]]
* ManipulativeBastard
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: This is one of the things that draws Albert to him.
* [[spoiler: NarratorAllAlong]]
* NominalHero
* ObfuscatingStupidity
* OminousOperaCape[=/=]PimpedOutCape: Somehow manages to have ''both'' of these.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Technically not a vampire, but looks like one, and is compared to one in more than one occasion as a ShoutOut to the original novel, where he is briefly compared to Polidori's Lord Ruthven, one of the earliest examples of suave gentleman vampires in fiction.
* [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath]]
* SanitySlippage
* [[spoiler: SealedEvilInACan: Gankutsuou was sealed away for a thousand years but released some years before the start of the story.]]
* SlasherSmile
* [[spoiler: SplitPersonalityTakeover]]
* [[spoiler: SuperpoweredEvilSide: The titular Gankutsuou.]]
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* TookALevelInBadass: Apparently, this is what Chateau d'If does to you.
* TheTrickster
* TheUnfettered: In the manga, Albert waxes poetic about how "free" he seems.
* UnusualEars: The Count has pointed ears.
* WickedCultured
* VillainProtagonist
* VillainousFriendship: type 3 with all of his servants, occasionally a type 1 shows through.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: And blue skin, apparently.

!!'''Giovanni Bertuccio'''
->Voiced by: KoujiIshii (JP), John Daniels (EN)

* AffablyEvil: Almost always formal.
* BareYourMidriff: Male example.
* BattleButler: Looks and acts the part.
* [[spoiler: BigDamnHeroes: Near the end, Baptistin gives Albert a communicator, unbeknownst to the count, and he has Bertuccio drive their ship right into Fernand's ship as it attacks Paris, disabling it. The two then rush in, save Albert and his mother and rehabilitate them.]]
* BodyguardingABadass: The Count is way more powerful than he is, but his function is to fight so the count doesn't have to.
* TheDragon: Possibly CoDragons with Baptistin, but he appears in the position more often, directly accepting orders and carrying them out.
* LimitedWardrobe: Odd considering every other character (even Ali) changes clothes at least once. Subverted in the final episode.
* [[spoiler: RammingAlwaysWorks: He drives the much smaller and heavily shielded ship at the Fernand's, he doesn't ram the ship itself, but hits the more fragile anti-gravity/fuel tank, and that brings the ship down. His ship is still able to fly at a limited capacity after that.]]
* SaltAndPepper: The more calm Pepper to Baptistin's salt
* ScaryBlackMan
* SinisterShades: Mostly OpaqueLenses, and sometimes his eyes show through, usually when he shows a softer side. Near the end, when struggling with a moral choice [[spoiler: shooting Albert]] one is opaque, one is clear.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: With Baptistin
* TheTragicRose: He opens up the final episode with one [[spoiler: throwing it into the pit where the Count's house once was, and where he died.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: Mentions he'd follow his master into hell, [[spoiler: though in the end he defies him when he realizes that the count's gone too far. After that he serves under Haidee, calling her princess.]]
* UnusualEars: He has a pair, coupled with a matching pair of fangs - neither of which he had before joining the Count's team.
* VillainousRescue: Episode 2, he and Baptistin rush in and save Albert from Luigi's gang.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Opens up his fight in episode 2 with a clothesline move.

!!'''Baptistin'''
->Voiced by: Creator/NobuoTobita (JP), Creator/KirkThornton (EN)

* BattleButler: Serves drinks, chauffeurs the count, steers his boat, fences with him, and subdues his enemies.
* [[spoiler: BigDamnHeroes: He gives Albert a communicator, and when Albert is in trouble on Fernand's ship, Baptistan and Bertuccio ram Fernand's ship with their own.]]
* BodyguardingABadass: He and Bertuccio fight so the count doesn't, to hide the fact that he's so powerful.
* CoDragons: Though Bertuccio seems to be the more active of the two.
* FauxAffablyEvil: His facial expressions and tone give off the idea that he's mocking other people.
* LimitedWardrobe: Pretty noticeable when everyone else always wears different clothes.
* [[spoiler: OnlyAFleshWound: He tries to pass getting shot in the shoulder off as one, but he immediately goes down, and Bertuccio has to try and stop the bleeding with a cloth. He survives, but provides no more use in the scene, and must be carried out.]]
* [[spoiler: PetTheDog: When he finds Albert asleep at the counts door, he wakes him up and sends him off instead of attacking him. The determination inspires Baptistin to give him a communicator when Fernand attacks Paris, and he and Bertuccio save Albert and his mother.]]
* SaltAndPepper: The more radical salt to Bertuccio's pepper.
* [[spoiler: TakingTheBullet: When the count shoots at Albert and Bertuccio, he jumps into the bullets path and takes it in the arm.]]
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: With Bertuccio
* UndyingLoyalty: To the count, [[spoiler: up until the end, where he defies him, after that he serves Haidee, calling her princess and even trying to buy her some jewelry, though when he sees the model is Peppo he chooses not to.]]
* WalkingShirtlessScene

!!'''Haidee'''
->Voiced by: Creator/AkikoYajima (JP), Creator/StephanieSheh (EN)

* [[spoiler: DragonAscendant: She wasn't TheDragon, per say, but at the end of the series, she's in charge and the other three servants willingly follow her.]]
* HappinessInSlavery: Happy as the count's servant, as there are far worse fates, and he treats her well.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gives one to the man who put her in her position [[spoiler: Fernand]] and exposes him as a fraud.
* SpannerInTheWorks: She threw one into Fernand's bid for presidency, and accused him of War crimes, just like the Count planned.
* TragicKeepsake: She has a knife that her mother gave her when she died, telling her to use it to commit suicide should a master ever attempt to violate her.

!!'''Ali'''

* HealingHands: When the count is shot, Bertuccio and Baptistin take him to Ali, and tell him to do his thing, Ali both heals him and extracts the bullet.
* PetTheDog: When the Count's lair collapses, he takes [[spoiler: Héloïse's and her son's hand and gets them]] to safety.
* RaceLift: Of the human race variety.
* ScaryBlackMan: He was one in the book, now he's a green skinned alien.
* TheVoiceless: In contrast to the Count's other servants.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Sometimes.

!!'''Andrea Cavalcanti''' aka Bendetto
->Voiced by: Creator/TomokazuSeki (JP)

* BitchInSheepsClothing: He briefly seems to be a highly cultured fop and a decent guy, and continues to put on that persona, but he's really a total psychopath.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: Oddly enough, since he's an EvilRedhead in the novel, anime!Beauchamp seems to have gotten novel!Andrea's appearance.
* {{Bishonen}}
* [[spoiler: BrotherSisterIncest]][=/=][[spoiler: ParentalIncest]]: Does the first by AttemptedRape and the second consensually and probably knew what he was doing in both cases (certainly in the second).
* FreudianExcuse
* HellishPupils
* [[spoiler: KarmaHoudini: Benedetto escapes from prison amidst the confusion of the bombardment of Paris, and is last seen in the DistantFinale having become a notorious master criminal.]]
* [[spoiler: [[LukeYouAreMyFather Villefort, You Are My Father]]]]
* OedipusComplex: Andrea takes this to the logical extreme: [[spoiler: although he doesn't kill his father "only" gives him a poison that destroys his mind, he has sex with his mother and tries to rape his half-sister.]]
* OjouRinglets
* [[spoiler: UncannyFamilyResemblance]]: It's not called attention to, but he looks a lot like another character [[spoiler: Eugenie, his half-sister]], except for his HellishPupils.

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[[folder: Morcerfs]]
!!'''Albert de Morcerf'''
->Voiced by: Creator/JunFukuyama (JP), Creator/AyaEndo (JP, young), Creator/JohnnyYongBosch (EN, as Kevin Hatcher), Creator/WendeeLee (EN, young)

* BeautyMark
* {{Bishounen}}
* BreakTheCutie
* ButtMonkey
* CharacterDevelopment: The show's best example. Goes from an immature brat to a brave, generous person who borders on a MessianicArchetype.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: [[spoiler: His best friend Franz loves him. Also depending on version Peppo]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Franz. [[spoiler: Though the "hetero" part apparently only applies to Albert as Franz is pretty obviously in love with him.]]
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter
* IdiotHero: With tragic results.
* IfItsYouItsOkay: A possible interpretation of his feelings for the Count, given that he doesn't show attraction to any other men.
* TheIngenue
* TheMatchmaker: Albert becomes this for Valentine and Maximilien, frequently acting as a mediator between them and attempting to coach Maximilien on how to win her over.
* MrFanservice
* OedipusComplex
* ObliviousToLove: Both towards Eugenie's attraction to him and [[spoiler: Franz's]].
* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: To Eugenie, although Albert initially isn't in love with her.
* RookieRedRanger
* ShelteredAristocrat.
* TookALevelInBadass
* [[spoiler:WholesomeCrossdresser: Dresses as a bridesmaid to sneak into Eugenie's wedding contract signing.]]

!!'''Mercedes de Morcerf'''
->Voiced by: Creator/KikukoInoue (JP), Creator/KarenStrassman (EN)

* BreakTheCutie
* FemmeFatale: Downplayed. She dresses every bit like an overly rich FemmeFatal but her personality is fairly innocent.
* ProperLady

!!'''Fernand de Morcerff aka Fernand Mondego'''
->Voiced by: Creator/JurotaKosugi (JP), Francis C. Cole (EN)

* {{Badass}}
* EvilCounterpart: To Franz.
* FakeUltimateHero
* [[spoiler: IfICantHaveYou: Morcerf shoots his wife and son when he realizes he has lost everything.]]
* LargeHam
* LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler: Fernand's StartOfDarkness (''I was tired of living that loser life'') was being pushed over the edge due to his being on the losing end of the LoveTriangle between him and his childhood best friends Mercedes and Edmond, which he attributed in large part to the fact that he was poor and struggling in his own profession while Dantes was rich and successful in his career.]]
* MurderTheHypotenuse: Or rather send him to prison to spend the rest of his life.
* [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsDeath]]
* VillainousBreakdown

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[[folder: Danglars]]

!!'''Eugenie Danglars'''
->Voiced by: Creator/ChieNakamura (JP), Creator/MichelleRuff (EN)

* AdaptationalSexuality: See HideYourLesbians
* DamselInDistress
* HideYourLesbians: Strangely for an anime with so much HoYay in it, it drops the suggestion from the novel that Eugénie is a lesbian.
* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: With Albert, since Eugénie was revealed to have always been in love with him.
* PromotedToLoveInterest: In the original novel she detested Albert ([[DoesNotLikeMen and all other men for that matter]]) and ran away to have a lesbian relationship with her piano instructor. In ''Gankutsuou'' the instructor has been cut out and Eugénie's been changed to something similar to a {{Tsundere}}.
* RunawayBride: Eugénie becomes this towards Andrea, who was forcing her to marry him.
* ShelteredAristocrat: Sees herself this way; near the beginning of the show she reflects on what a privileged upbringing she's had, and how ignorant she is of the world outside her wealthy surroundings. She turns out to be much more level-headed than most examples of this trope, though.
* StepfordSmiler: Type A.
* {{Tsundere}}
* [[spoiler: VictoriousChildhoodFriend]]: Implied to ultimately be this.

!!'''Baron Jullian Danglars'''
->Voiced by: Shinpachi Tsuji (JP), DougStone (EN)

* BeardOfEvil
* CoolShades
* DrivenByEnvy
* EvilRedHead
* FatBastard: Although he was skinnier and better looking as a young man (but always a bastard).
* {{Greed}}
* NouveauRiche
* ScaryShinyGlasses
* SinisterShades

!!'''Madame Victoria de Danglars'''
->Voiced by: NaokoMatsui (JP), Jane Alan (EN)

* YourCheatingHeart: Has several Affairs on her husband [[spoiler: including with the Judge]].
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

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[[folder: Villeforts]]

!!'''Valentine de Villefort'''
->Voiced by: Junko Miura (JP), Creator/DorothyEliasFahn (EN)

* ArrangedMarriage: Has been set up to marry Franz since they were both children.
* [[spoiler: TheBeard]]: Not intentionally, but this is definitely one reason Franz initially pursues their arranged marriage.
* DamselInDistress
* IllGirl [[spoiler: Because her stepmother is poisoning her]].
* [[HugeGuyTinyGirl Tiny Girl]]: To Maximilien.
* ProperLady

!!'''Crown Prosecutor Gérard de Villefort'''
->Voiced by: YosukeAkimoto (JP), Abe Lasser (EN)

* HangingJudge: Even called one by a civilian.
* IWasQuiteALooker: Flashbacks show the young Villefort to be a {{bishonen}} with a much friendlier expression. It's suggested that being evil along with age gave him his current appearance.
* HighClassGlass
* [[ScaryShinyGlasses Scary Shiny Monocle]]

!!'''Héloïse Villefort'''
->Voiced by: Creator/KumikoWatanabe (JP), Creator/JulieAnnTaylor (EN)

* BlondesAreEvil
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Apparently after sleeping with the Count and getting a poisoned ring; FanDisservice or {{Fanservice}} depending one one's view.
* DissonantSerenity: Casually laughs at the idea that her father in law fell of his chair and could die, as if it was a joke.
* MasterPoisoner: [[spoiler: Subverted: it was the Count who gave her the poison ring she tries to use to kill her husband and stepdaughter.]]
* VillainousBreakdown

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[[folder: Luigi's Gang]]

!!'''Luigi Vampa'''
->Voiced by: Tamio Sobami (JP), William Frederick Knight (EN)

* BeardOfEvil
* [[spoiler: EyePatchOfPower]]: How he appears later after the event below.
* [[spoiler: EyeScream]]: What the count does to him in their first encounter.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has a large scar on his face.
* OffModel: Luigi's scar goes missing when his face is in close-up in episode 2.

!!'''Peppo'''
->Voiced by: Creator/MaiNakahara (JP), Creator/CarrieSavage (EN)

* [[spoiler: AmbiguousGender: The anime never confirms if Peppo is really male or female. Peppo ''was'' confirmed to be male by the manga adaptation, as well as originally being a boy crossdressing as a girl to seduce Albert in the novel.]]
* [[spoiler: DudeLooksLikeALady]]
* TheImp: She's not outright malicious, but she LOVES screwing with Albert's naiveté.
* [[spoiler:IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: The reason she gives for helping Albert crash Eugenie's wedding. And from the look on her face as they drive away, she's not just messing with him this time.]]
* [[spoiler: LoveRedeems]]: Implied to be the reason she ultimately helps Albert.
* {{Meido}}
* [[spoiler: TheMole: Was the Count's spy.]]
* [[spoiler: {{Transsexual}}: Possible. In her final appearance in the commercial she says: "You too can be reborn", which seems to imply that that's what she's done.]]
** [[spoiler: {{CharacterDevelopment}}: Alternative. Everyone can be reborn, as in change themself, just like the Count and Albert.]]
* WholesomeCrossdresser

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[[folder: Other Characters]]

!!'''Franz d'Epinay'''
->Voiced by: Creator/DaisukeHirakawa (JP), Ethan Murray (EN)

* BiTheWay: Possibly. In Episode 2, he almost sleeps with a woman before going off to save Albert from the bandits.
* BreakTheCutie
* [[spoiler: BuryYourGays]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Albert.
* HypercompetentSidekick: Let's face it: Franz is a lot brighter than Albert is.
* ImpoverishedPatrician: Reveals later on that this is why he's expected by marry Valentine, who is new money, but wealthy.
* [[spoiler: IncompatibleOrientation: His love for Albert.]]
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Franz's defining trope.
* IWishedYouWereDead: As a child, said this to his father, who died right afterward, and he's been feeling guilt for that ever since.
* LoveHurts
* [[spoiler: MagicalQueer]]: Could definitely be seen this way.
* NeverGotToSayGoodbye: To his father. Not only did he not say goodbye, he also told him he hopes he never comes back. Oops.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Franz becomes this to the Count when Franz decides to participate in the duel instead of Albert and gets killed. [[spoiler: This not only derails the Count's plan to get rid of his Edmond Dantes part of soul completely but also hands him KarmicDeath in the end.]]
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend
* [[spoiler: [[WhatDoesSheSeeInHim What Does He See In Him]]: His relationship with Albert.]]

!!'''Maximilien Morel'''
->Voiced by: Creator/TetsuInada (JP), Creator/TonyOliver (EN)

* GentleGiant
* [[HugeGuyTinyGirl Huge Guy]]: To Valentine.
* SecondLove: To Valentine.
* SuperSoldier: Maximilien is essentially one.
* UptownGirl: He loves Valentine and is considered unsuitable for her, because of his lower class.

!!'''Raoul de Château-Renaud'''
->Voiced by: MIKI (JP), Creator/YuriLowenthal (EN)

* CoolCar: Is a fan of them
* HiddenDepths: He's one of the least seen of Albert's group of friends, only serving to introduce them to Maximilien, and helping them rescue Valentine. However when Albert is beaten unconscious by a group of guards, Raoul saves him, subdues the guards, and get's his bike back off-screen (he was a soldier). After that, he has a surprisingly deep conversation with Albert, saying he likes cars more than people because their easier to understand, and despite that he volunteered his car to be the getaway vehicle when rescuing Valentine (it got shot up). He also begins crying at Albert's death.

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